There it would spread to other players
Cities such as the dwarven town Ironforge and orc city Orgrimmar were overrun within hours. Non-playable personalities, who couldn't die due to particular coding, could also catch the effect, meaning any participant who passed them could receive Corrupted Blood.
Once word got out, players searched for news about what was happening.
"We kept a close eye not just on our guild conversation but on earth chat too to determine where not to go. We didn't want to grab it."
The spread of Corrupted Blood, and also the participant's behavioral modifications to it, caught the attention of epidemiologist Dr. Nina Fefferman, who was a World of Warcraft player at the time of the episode. In 2007, both published a paper that detailed their findings, including complicated models of human behavior in a pandemic. Fefferman says the incident has helped inform her current research into buy wow gold classic predictive modeling about covid-19.